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With shutdown over, flow of government economic data to resume
With shutdown over, flow of government economic data to resume

WASHINGTON -- The flow of federal economic data is set to resume next week, highlighted by the release of the delayed September jobs report, as federal employees are back at work following the end of the partial government shutdown. But it could take months to return to normal as the 16-day shutdown prevented federal workers from collecting and analyzing economic information needed for future reports. The delays are causing problems for Federal Reserve policymakers and probably will force them to postpone a decision on reducing a key stimulus program until early next year. The Labor Department said the report on September job creation and unemployment will be released at 8:30 a.m. EDT...

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